Erik Hogenboom will again coordinate the category TV Iris
‘Europe is in a huge political crisis because of issues concerning immigration and diversity. The tendency everywhere is to shut down borders and to go against diversity. Extreme right wing parties are gaining strength everywhere. Nationalism and ethnocentrism are becoming stronger and stronger. It is exactly to counterbalance these forces that TV Iris was founded more than twenty years ago: to stimulate journalists and filmmakers to analyse issues around immigration and diversity in a highly professional way, to counteract stereotyping and racism and above all to show the positive sides of diversity. ’
Erik Hogenboom is editor in chief at the Diversity Department of Dutch public broadcaster NTR. He coordinates several documentary series and magazines focusing on diversity themes in the Dutch multicultural society. Since 2001 he is executive producer for the Intercultural and Diversity Group (EBU), coordinating co-productions (e.g. City Folk).